Fast MD Racing is planning to make its LMP3 debut in next month’s Motul Petit Le Mans ahead of a targeted full-season IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign with a Duqueine D08 Nissan.
The former Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR and GS class entrant has partnered with LMP3 chassis constructor Duqueine, which included a recent shakedown of its new car at Paul Ricard.
James Vance and Malthe Jakobsen handled driving duties during at the test, with Vance confirmed as one of the drivers for the program.
The remainder of the team’s lineup for Petit Le Mans has yet to be announced.
“It has been a huge undertaking and many months of work, but we are finally prepared to return to the IMSA paddock and compete in the IMSA WeatherTech program,” said team principal and technical director Remi Lanteigne.
“We have left no stone unturned and spared no expense to bring this program to life. While Road Atlanta is an ambitious approach for us with 2022 the ultimate goal, it marks our commitment to have the best program in the LMP3 paddock.”
A test at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is scheduled for next week ahead of the team’s LMP3 debut in the ten-hour enduro next month. Fast MD Racing also plans to compete in the 24 Hours of Sebring race the following week.
“There have been massive efforts made from every department in the team to get everything done in a short period of time,” Lanteigne added. “I must thank Duqueine Automotive who have welcomed us in their extraordinary racing family.
“Being immersed with them in Europe for a week to understand test and prepare our North American entry has just been incredible. They will provide great track support as we progress in the IMSA WeatherTech series.
“Also thank you to IMSA for their incredible support and help to move up in their ladder series.
“We are ready to show up with a rebranded team, new crew from around the world that chose to join us from the top level of DTM, LMP2 and with multiple world championships to their names. We want to come in strong and that’s what we plan to do.”